Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Accountability

No matter how much I feel surrounded sometimes by negative attitudes, I find it really crazy that many people would rather blame others for short-comings and make excuses rather than holding themselves accountable.  There is nothing wrong with asking for help and there is certainly nothing more humbling that owning up to mistakes.

When it comes to fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle, blame and excuses will never get us anywhere.  The fact is, to see progress, we have to do the work ourselves.  We cannot delegate here.  It's as simple as making one small goal for yourself each day.  Small achievable goals that leads to a better you.  Put one foot in front of the other and progress is imminent.  Perhaps today you'll make a better choice at lunch instead of that dreaded Double Down sandwich from KFC or maybe you'll take your kids out for a walk instead of watching TV.  Glee is good, but DVRs are better.  Simple things.  Don't wait for when things get a little slower at work or when you'll have more time.  Guess what?  It won't slow down and there are never going to be more than 24 hours in day.   Listen to your own words.  If you are saying, "I'll be happy when...."  The time is now.  Excuses are not flattering to your figure!

Treat taking care of yourself like you would treat your responsiblities to your job or to your kids.  Make that commitment to yourself.  What is more important?  We are held accountable for everything we do, yet when it comes to our own accountability, we surrender to the gods of excuses.  If you're organized, schedule in time for you.  If you are scattered, make a commitment to take order of your life.  One small step each day.  Think of the possibilities of progress in one month.

Sign up for a class, walk one mile, drink green tea.  Make a choice to do something that benefits your overall health and well being and take action and most importantly... become accountable for your choices.

1 comment:

Steph R. said...

Couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for the reminder that we have to hold ourselves accountable! I really needed to read this today.

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